Breakheart Hill Road

Rhode Island

Elevation Gain141ft
Trailhead Elevation334ft
Elevation Min/Max334/451ft
Elevation Start/End334/334ft

Breakheart Hill Road

Breakheart Hill Road is a hiking trail in Washington County and Kent County, Rhode Island. It is a mile long and begins at 334 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 141 feet. This trail connects with the following: Austin Farm Road.

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Hiking Connecticut and Rhode Island (Falcon Guides)
George and Rhonda Ostertag
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"This ambitious see–Arcadia Management Area woodland loop unites several named trails, visiting Breakheart Pond and traversing the rocky ridge of Mount Tom. It begins beside the Wood River, what scientists consider the wildest river in Rhode Island, and swings past its feeding waters. A side trip on the Ben Utter Trail takes you upstream along the Falls River past onetime mill sites and through laurel to the stair-stepped cascades of Stepstone Falls, a winner by any measure." Read more

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Great trail, easy and moderate. Got lost for a minute ;) very beautiful in there
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Arcadia Management Area is a wonderful place to explore. Difficulty of the Breakheart Loop trail ranges from easy to moderate. Though the area is open to bikers, hikers and in some sections horseback riding, I was able to meander for an hour or so at a time without seeing another individual. The yellow blazed section of the Breakheart Loop is fairly well marked and easy to follow, however, not all trails within the Management Area are marked so take care at trail intersections to be sure you remain on the right trail. Brooks and streams were quite dry during my visit (but then it has been a dry summer), but wildlife was plentiful. Arcadia is great place to spend a few hours exploring the many trails, or just enjoying the scenery around one of the ponds.

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Trail Information

Arcadia Management Area Headquarters, 260 Arcadia Rd., Hope Valley 02823; (401) 539-2356. Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Division of Parks and Recreation, 2321 Hartford Ave., Johnston 02919; (401) 222-2632;
Local Contacts
Arcadia Management Area topographic map (available online at
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Dec 2018